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Thats one crazy looking piano

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Thats one crazy looking piano

Went to this customer to tune an “upright piano”. This was one cool looking upright. Very Art Deco. Apparently is rare and sought after. Unfortunately, it would not hold a tuning. Now it is a really neat conversation piece.

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Unusual Baldwin Grand

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Unusual Baldwin Grand

Tuned this Baldwin 9 foot concert grand and noticed it did not have the usual “agraffes” in the treble section. Always trying to build a better mouse trap I guess.Here is what a “normal piano agraffe looks like

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You learn something new every day . . .

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You learn something new every day . . .

1823 ha? I didn’t know that. Maybe they were good back then however Currier spinets from the 70’s are a hard piano for us tuners to love. At that time the quality was not there. Too bad.

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Piano tuning at Music and Arts in Peabody

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Piano tuning at Music and Arts in Peabody

It is a bit of a gamble when a music store calls you for a tuning. Sometimes the pianos are good, sometimes not. I was pleasantly surprised when I tuned these two Ritmuller upright pianos at the Music and Arts store in Peabody Ma.

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Another example of a low end piano pretending not to be . . .

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Another example of a low end piano pretending not to be . . .

“Mezzo-Thermoneal Stabilzer” ha? I wonder if the salesman used this as a pitch back in the day?

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